Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 646 648 627
Rank change year-on-year +2 -21 +41
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 616 582 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 2.16% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 473 482 714
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.53% -2.06%
10th Percentile £31,900 £33,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 25,997 26,997 33,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 15.99% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 20,637 21,990 28,206
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 584 £54,000 -1.82% 65
UK excluding London +43 430 £47,500 +5.56% 47
London -65 179 £57,500 -11.54% 20
South East -52 121 £57,500 +6.98% 18
East of England +16 85 £62,500 +48.81% 5
North of England +41 77 £45,000 - 12
Midlands +47 69 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Midlands +41 63 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South West +10 53 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North West +19 39 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +41 37 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Scotland -14 22 £51,250 +34.87%
East Midlands +5 6 £30,000 -45.45% 1
Wales +1 3 £40,000 -3.03% 2
North East - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 461 (74.84%) Firewall
2 426 (69.16%) VPN
3 420 (68.18%) Cisco
4 278 (45.13%) SSL
5 275 (44.64%) WAN
6 271 (43.99%) Cisco Certification
7 243 (39.45%) DNS
7 243 (39.45%) Cisco ASA
8 237 (38.47%) OSPF
9 222 (36.04%) CCNP
10 215 (34.90%) BGP
11 205 (33.28%) TCP/IP
12 198 (32.14%) LAN
12 198 (32.14%) Data Centre
13 191 (31.01%) MPLS
14 189 (30.68%) Windows
15 180 (29.22%) Network Security
16 172 (27.92%) Juniper
17 165 (26.79%) Linux
18 164 (26.62%) VMware
19 163 (26.46%) Microsoft
20 156 (25.32%) Wireless
21 151 (24.51%) CheckPoint
22 150 (24.35%) DHCP
23 148 (24.03%) ITIL
24 138 (22.40%) Active Directory
24 138 (22.40%) Cisco Nexus
25 137 (22.24%) HTTP
26 130 (21.10%) VoIP
27 128 (20.78%) F5

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (9.25%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.90%) OpenStack
3 19 (3.08%) Confluence
4 15 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.46%) Apache
7 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.81%) CMS
7 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.65%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) Zimbra
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.49%) nginx
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 46 (7.47%) MS Visio
2 30 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (2.44%) Documaker
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 101 (16.40%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (12.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (11.53%) Office 365
4 41 (6.66%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (4.22%) SaaS
6 23 (3.73%) IaaS
7 21 (3.41%) GitHub
8 20 (3.25%) Akamai
9 14 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.95%) G Suite
11 9 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.30%) PaaS
13 7 (1.14%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.65%) Slack
16 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.49%) Route 53
17 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 461 (74.84%) Firewall
2 426 (69.16%) VPN
3 278 (45.13%) SSL
4 275 (44.64%) WAN
5 243 (39.45%) Cisco ASA
5 243 (39.45%) DNS
6 237 (38.47%) OSPF
7 215 (34.90%) BGP
8 205 (33.28%) TCP/IP
9 198 (32.14%) LAN
10 191 (31.01%) MPLS
11 180 (29.22%) Network Security
12 156 (25.32%) Wireless
13 150 (24.35%) DHCP
14 138 (22.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 137 (22.24%) HTTP
16 130 (21.10%) VoIP
17 114 (18.51%) VLAN
18 98 (15.91%) SNMP
19 94 (15.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.25%) MongoDB
3 15 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.27%) MySQL
5 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.49%) Redis
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.16%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 53 (8.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 31 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (3.08%) JIRA
5 15 (2.44%) Gerrit
6 9 (1.46%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.30%) LabVIEW
8 6 (0.97%) Subversion
9 5 (0.81%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 106 (17.21%) Finance
2 28 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.60%) Retail
5 14 (2.27%) Banking
6 12 (1.95%) Marketing
7 5 (0.81%) Back Office
7 5 (0.81%) Billing
7 5 (0.81%) Electronics
7 5 (0.81%) Law
8 3 (0.49%) Advertising
8 3 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.49%) Games
8 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 246 (39.94%) Network Engineer
2 121 (19.64%) Senior Network Engineer
3 100 (16.23%) Security Engineer
4 81 (13.15%) Network Security Engineer
5 75 (12.18%) Analyst
6 58 (9.42%) Senior Security Engineer
7 48 (7.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 45 (7.31%) Network Analyst
9 36 (5.84%) Network Specialist
10 35 (5.68%) Administrator
10 35 (5.68%) Consultant
11 32 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
11 32 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 29 (4.71%) Support Analyst
13 27 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (4.22%) Security Consultant
15 25 (4.06%) Security Analyst
16 24 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
17 23 (3.73%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.74%) 802.1X
2 43 (6.98%) LDAP
3 32 (5.19%) HTML
4 29 (4.71%) Web Services
5 23 (3.73%) XML
6 15 (2.44%) Middleware
6 15 (2.44%) RESTful
6 15 (2.44%) SOAP
6 15 (2.44%) YAML
7 12 (1.95%) XMPP
8 8 (1.30%) .NET
9 5 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.81%) LAMP
9 5 (0.81%) STL
10 4 (0.65%) Apache Flex
10 4 (0.65%) Kafka
11 3 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.49%) SAML
12 1 (0.16%) JSON
12 1 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 198 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 64 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (9.74%) PKI
4 55 (8.93%) Public Cloud
5 45 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (5.19%) Clustering
7 27 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (4.06%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (3.90%) Computer Science
10 23 (3.73%) Management Information System
11 21 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
12 19 (3.08%) Private Cloud
13 15 (2.44%) Cyberattack
13 15 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
14 14 (2.27%) Hedge funds
14 14 (2.27%) NHS
15 10 (1.62%) Smartphone
16 9 (1.46%) Driving Licence
16 9 (1.46%) Replication
17 8 (1.30%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 189 (30.68%) Windows
2 165 (26.79%) Linux
3 82 (13.31%) Windows Server
4 40 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (5.19%) CentOS
7 30 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (3.90%) Unix
9 23 (3.73%) Solaris
10 17 (2.76%) Windows 7
11 16 (2.60%) Ubuntu
12 15 (2.44%) Android
13 11 (1.79%) Debian
14 7 (1.14%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.81%) VMS
15 5 (0.81%) VxWorks
15 5 (0.81%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (24.03%) ITIL
2 104 (16.88%) Network Design
3 84 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
4 81 (13.15%) Project Management
5 77 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (11.85%) Load Balancing
7 72 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
8 62 (10.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 58 (9.42%) Network Monitoring
9 58 (9.42%) SIEM
10 55 (8.93%) Business Continuity
11 54 (8.77%) Change Management
11 54 (8.77%) DevOps
12 53 (8.60%) PRINCE2
13 52 (8.44%) High Availability
14 48 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
15 44 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
16 42 (6.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 41 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (6.66%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 99 (16.07%) Python
2 59 (9.58%) Bash Shell
2 59 (9.58%) PowerShell
3 50 (8.12%) Perl
4 44 (7.14%) C
5 38 (6.17%) SQL
6 30 (4.87%) PHP
7 15 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.95%) Java
9 6 (0.97%) C++
9 6 (0.97%) Tcl
10 5 (0.81%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.65%) Ruby
11 4 (0.65%) SOQL
12 3 (0.49%) Go
13 1 (0.16%) AWK
13 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 271 (43.99%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (36.04%) CCNP
3 98 (15.91%) CCNA
4 85 (13.80%) Degree
5 71 (11.53%) CCIE
6 51 (8.28%) CISSP
7 36 (5.84%) Security Cleared
8 32 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 28 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 23 (3.73%) PMI Certification
10 23 (3.73%) PMP
11 19 (3.08%) CISA
11 19 (3.08%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (2.92%) CCDP
12 18 (2.92%) CISM
13 15 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (2.11%) A+ Certification
16 12 (1.95%) GIAC
17 10 (1.62%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (6.98%) PCI DSS
3 39 (6.33%) GDPR
4 32 (5.19%) COBIT
5 24 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 16 (2.60%) SLA
7 11 (1.79%) GPG13
8 10 (1.62%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.97%) QA
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 138 (22.40%) Active Directory
2 117 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (3.73%) VMware NSX
6 22 (3.57%) Docker
7 15 (2.44%) Samba
7 15 (2.44%) VirtualBox
8 14 (2.27%) Firmware
9 10 (1.62%) Snort
10 8 (1.30%) iptables
10 8 (1.30%) vSphere
11 7 (1.14%) FreeRADIUS
11 7 (1.14%) pfSense
12 3 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.49%) vCloud
12 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.49%) XenApp
13 2 (0.32%) Corosync
13 2 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (10.06%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (9.09%) Puppet
3 49 (7.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 41 (6.66%) Nessus
5 39 (6.33%) Ansible
6 33 (5.36%) Nagios
7 30 (4.87%) Cisco Prime
7 30 (4.87%) FortiGate
8 26 (4.22%) vRealize
9 19 (3.08%) TrustSec
10 18 (2.92%) Cisco UCCX
11 17 (2.76%) Terraform
12 15 (2.44%) Rancher
12 15 (2.44%) Sysdig
13 13 (2.11%) vCenter Server
14 11 (1.79%) Cacti
14 11 (1.79%) SCCM
15 7 (1.14%) Kubernetes
15 7 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 420 (68.18%) Cisco
2 172 (27.92%) Juniper
3 164 (26.62%) VMware
4 163 (26.46%) Microsoft
5 151 (24.51%) CheckPoint
6 128 (20.78%) F5
7 115 (18.67%) Palo Alto
8 94 (15.26%) Fortinet
9 73 (11.85%) SolarWinds
10 56 (9.09%) Citrix
11 52 (8.44%) HP
12 41 (6.66%) Riverbed
13 32 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
14 30 (4.87%) Arista
15 28 (4.55%) Splunk
16 26 (4.22%) Aruba
16 26 (4.22%) Qualys
16 26 (4.22%) Red Hat
17 22 (3.57%) IBM
17 22 (3.57%) ServiceNow